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The LGiU blog features articles, comment and think pieces from the team and network of guest contributors.

The results are in: the LGiU User Survey 2014

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Every year, we ask our members what they think of our services, how we can improve and what issues matter to them. Here are the highlights of this year’s LGiU User Survey as an infographic. If you have any questions …

Viewpoint: Space Standards, what’s in a word…?

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Marc Vlessing, co-founder of Pocket, a private affordable house builder, expresses his concern about the government’s plan for new space standards, as part of a consultation on housing standards. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 7th November

The NHS Five Year Forward View: Where are the home care providers and their staff?

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Brendan Martin of PublicWorld asks where care staff are in the NHS 5 Year Forward View.

The Tenancies (Reform) Bill – transforming the role of local authorities

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Shelter’s Hannah Gousy explains how the proposed Tenancies (Reform) Bill will help councils to target their resources in the private rented sector. Homes in the private rented sector are in a worse condition than any other form of housing. A …

The Local Side to National Campaigns, Part One: The Lib Dems

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Nick Clegg wants to see mental health at the centre of the Lib Dem General Election manifesto. While mental health is a nation-wide issue, the Lib Dems need to remember the issue’s deeply local dimensions.

Beyond Metrocentralisation

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This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …

Party conference roundup

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The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.

Localism in a hung parliament

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A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on.   135 days after their last national …

Innovative Local Growth Initiatives and the Liberal Democrat Fringe

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LGiU and Eastleigh Borough Council investigate Liberal Democrats’ innovative approaches to encouraging local economic growth

Incentives for Local Growth at the Conservative Fringe

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LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.

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